We may read many books, magazines, articles, news papers and tons of other things. Have you ever realized what those books or articles speak about you? Is it not curiously pleasant to know that there is a Book in which you/we are mentioned. When I read that Book which claims that it talks about me, I realized that it is true. My experience made me feel gratitude towards the Author Who not only remembered me, but also mentioned me in this very special Book. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of this fact that they have been mentioned in this Book; this is the Quran in which this claim is made.
People in general think it is either a religious book or the book of some particular people who follow a specific religion. Hence, they do not feel any attachment to that book. The Author of the Quran introduces Himself in the Book and makes some unusual claims. He says He possesses Un-Limited knowledge of each and every thing not only of this world, but rather the entire universe. He enjoys Un-Limited wisdom, Un-Limited power. He reads what is there in the hearts of people. When I read this kind of statements I realized and felt that no other author of any other book dares to make this kind of claims about himself or herself. Readers in this Book likewise find other claims which very equally are interesting and unique claims. It is said in this Book that it expounds truth related to life and the universe. Several methods are used to explain the truth connected to many things of the observable and the unseen world. But, many people generally do not comprehend the things that have been made understandable.
This Book is available all over the world. Originally, it was composed and revealed in Arabic language but its translations are available in most of the languages of the world. It has been memorized and read by millions of people every day. Children as young as seven years old memorize it wholly, which contains a total of 114 chapters. It also makes claims for its authenticity and truthfulness. Although, it is the Book for all people of all generations, yet it seems to be geared towards people of understanding. It says: “...Surely there are many things in this for people of understanding.” [20: 54] It is a reminder, an admonition from the Creator of the earth and the high heavens to the people of the world. The beauty of it is that even though it was revealed during a long period of 23 years, yet no one finds in it any contradiction [4: 82]. It is said in the Book: it is a light, a clear book which shows to all the paths leading to safety. It brings people out from darkness to light and directs people on to the straight path of development and civilization [5: 15-16]. So, O people: “We have bestowed upon you a Book that mentions you. Do you not understand?” [21: 10].
It is your right to accept the word of the Quran. However, if you intend to reject it, what is wrong in reading it at least once? After all, you are mentioned in it. Notice when you read the Quran, how Author mentions and describes you. Then ask yourself if the claim is true or false.
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Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Ali earned his PhD in Islamic Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He started his career as an Assistant Professor in International Islamic University, Malaysia in 1987. He is still serving in the same University. Currently he is in the Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences.